Even though their case was returned to the police three times due to insufficient evidence, six Falun Gong practitioners were charged and stood trial for their belief in Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. Two practitioners were physically abused during interrogation and their lawyers were harassed by the authorities before and during the trial. Sadly, due process violation is the norm for Falun Gong practitioners under persecution in China.
Falun Gong was introduced at events in Pennsylvania and Vermont in the United States, Vienna in Austria, and Pune in India. Practitioners demonstrated the exercises, passed out informational materials, and talked to people about the persecution of the practice in China, collecting many signatures to end the persecution along the way.
June 26, an annual observance initiated by the United Nations, gives voice to victims and survivors of torture worldwide. Falun Gong practitioners held a rally in front of the Chinese Consulate in Dusseldorf to call for an end to the persecution of Falun Gong in China. When they also demonstrated the exercises, many people spoke of being drawn in by the atmosphere of peace that seemed to surround them.
There was a great deal of public support for Falun Gong in Germany when practitioners recently held events in Essen and Berlin to introduce the practice and raise awareness of the persecution in China.
Falun Gong practitioners were one of 100 groups showcasing the diversity of Canada on Canada's National Day.
A woman plagued with stomach ulcers, hepatitis B, and severe rheumatism tried various qigong practices but saw no improvement, until she came across the teachings of Falun Gong.
~ Accounts of Persecution ~
~ Journeys of Cultivation ~
~ Improving Oneself ~
~ Falun Dafa's Divine Power ~
Death Toll Reaches Genocidal Proportions
Estimates put the number who have perished as a result of persecution at over one million.
Organ Harvesting Atrocities
Evidence suggests over 60,000 killed for their organs in an illicit state-sanctioned organ trade.
A Fundamental Misconception
Chinese state media reports falsely claim that practicing Falun Gong has led to 1,400 deaths.
Self-Immolation: An Elaborate Hoax
A 2001 TV broadcast of people setting themselves on fire was actually a propaganda ploy.
April 25 Peaceful Appeal
The most peaceful protest in history is called a 'siege' by top party brass
Prosecuting Jiang Zemin
Bringing the prime culprit in the persecution to justice
More Basic Truths
A primer on the web of lies upon which the persecution was built
Learn About Falun Dafa
An advanced practice of self-cultivation freely available to all